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3YO pacer tops Tattersalls at $250,000

on 01/19/2009 12:00 AM
Buyers seeking racehorses drove up bids at the Tattersalls Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Monday, and it took a bid of $250,000 for trainer Ben Wallace to take home Suprizemeagain, an Indiana-eligible 3-year-old son of Western Hero. Suprizemeagain was developed by Illinois trainer Shawn Nessa and the colt won 10 of 12 starts—finshing second in his only defeats—while taking a mark of 1:51 and ...
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Five straight wins for Vapor In The Wind

on 01/18/2009 12:00 AM
Make it five straight wins for Vapor In The Wind ($5.40) at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park Saturday as the top pacer won the $16,000 Open Handicap for driver Kevin Wallis, hitting the wire in 1:52.1.   Starting from post eight in the sixth race feature, Wallis wasted little time sending Vapor In The Wind after early pacesetter, Armbro Dynamic (Wally Hennessey), taking the lead away at...
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Clyde Hirt, Complex splits contested

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
In the first division of the second leg of the $18,000 Clyde Hirt Stakes, it was Rocknroll Band that demanded the lead in a late rally down the stretch on Friday night at the Meadowlands. With David Miller in tow, Rocknroll Band gained his second win of 2009 in 1:52.3. Major General was a half-length back in second and Allamerican Major was another half-length behind for third. Rocknroll Band paid...
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Shocker in Snowshoe Series final

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
Shiny Mach won a stretch-long battle and prevailed as an upset winner of Friday\'s $47,600(C) Snowshoe Pacing Series final for 3 -and 4-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. The final clocking of 1:54.4 was impressive considering the race was contested under frigid conditions as the recent cold snap in Toronto continued. Leaving from post eight on Saturday night, driver Roger Mayotte ...
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Open Handicaps featured at Yonkers Friday

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
Pancleefandarpels and B Strike Three had their names in lights Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s  co-featured $31,000 Open Handicaps. In the weekly distaff derby, \"Pancleef\" was ordered outside of her six rivals (Riven Hanover was a judges\' scratch). She and driver Jason Bartlett (four wins on the 11-race card) were content to enjoy the view from the back of the bus as JK Pur...
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Winbak Speed wins again; Its That Time takes second split

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
Winbak Speed extended his streak to three wins in the $50,000 second round of the Presidential Series for free-for-all pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands, hitting the wire first in 1:51.2.Driven by Ron Pierce, Winbak Speed seized command on the opening turn and held off the late rally of Boulder Creek to win the fifth race Presidential division by a length in 1:51.2.  Beau Rivage finish...
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Tetrick back in sulky; finishes fourth in first drive

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick made his first start since undergoing hip replacement surgery in the $35,000 fillies and mares invitational Saturday night at the Meadowlands, finishing a distanced fourth with Enhance The Night, then on Sunday he had two drives and finished second and third.   Tetrick and Enhance The Night came up first-over against the leader and eventual winner Chancey Lady on Satur...
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Please Poppy wins trotting series final at Woodbine

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
Please Poppy survived a parked-out trip, under harsh winter weather conditions, to post a convincing 1:54.3 victory in the $90,000 Glorys Comet Trotting Series Final on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.The 5-year-old son of Self Possessed-Memes Sugar left from post seven in the field of 10 for driver Mark MacDonald and found himself parked in sixth position as the field reached the first stati...
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JP Jackpot prevails over five to win Frinzi Invitational

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
JP Jackpot employed the time-tested tactic, inside speed in a short field, to win Yonlers Raceway\'s $60,000 Dominic Frinzi Invitational Pace when he hit the wire first in 1:54.3 on Saturday night. With Stephane Bouchard driving for trainer Jody Dunning, J P Jackpot made every pylon a winning one to prevail in the six-horse field. Leaving from an inherited pole position (inside and outside ent...
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Bouchard elected director in close vote

on 01/17/2009 12:00 AM
United States Trotting Association District 8-A met Saturday afternoon at Yonkers Raceway, and according to the association, one outcome of the meeting is a possible disputed election for the two director seats.   More than 100 members from U.S. Trotting Association District 8-A gathered at Yonkers for that district’s annual meeting. The agenda included debate and voting on USTA rul...
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Onehotvett wins on cold night in Toronto

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
Onehotvett braved the frigid temperatures and nine other rivals to post an upset victory in Thursday night\'s $47,400 Blizzard Pacing Series Final for three and four-year-old fillies and mares at Woodbine Racetrack. Despite a victory in last week\'s second leg of the series, the four-year-old daughter of Goliath Bayama - Vals Vett was let go at odds of 17-1 in the final. Driver Jack Moiseyev h...
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Thong Song strings together two straight in \'09

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
Thong Song made a huge rally down the stretch to win the second of three $12,500 White Ruffles divisions on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With Andy Miller in the sulky, Thong Song scored her second straight win of 2009 in 1:54.1. JK Reunited was 2 1/2 lengths back in second, while EQ Three was another 2 1/2 lengths behind in third. Thong Song paid $4.20, $3.20, and $2.60. Erv Miller trains th...
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A surprise win in the cold at Dover

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
The coldest night of the year couldn\'t stop Allmar Surprise from winning her second straight victory at Dover Downs on Thursday, winning the $15,500 feature trot. Trainer-driver Vic Kirby, who bought the Angus Hall-Benita Victory 4-year-old mare with Matt Ivory in late November, rated the $15,500 feature race well winning by two lengths. Letmetellusumthin (Corey Callahan) was second best ...
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Solomon wins Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pace at Mighty M

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
With the temperature hovering around 10 degrees and snowflakes softly falling Jim King Solomon reined Blackjack Magic to a 2:00.4 victory in Monticello Raceway’s ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pace on Thursday, a race which featured the talents of African-American drivers. Sent off as the betting favorite from the pole position, Solomon sent Blackjack Ma...
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Magee scores hat trick at Monticello

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
When your name is Magee and you come from a harness racing family in the Midwest it’s a good bet that you know how to drive a horse. Case in point: newcomer Rick Magee who won three races Thursday at Monticello Raceway Magee, nephew of Hall of Famer Dave Magee, showed the eastern racing fans that this Magee can handle a horse with the best of them, too. Magee started the afterno...
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Eight-degree day at The Meadows is a Spring Break

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
With the temperature a frigid eight degrees, The Meadows needed a spring break and it got one when Spring Break sizzled in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, capturing the track\'s top distaff pace for the second consecutive week. Mike Wilder gunned Spring Break to the lead, where the 5-year-old daughter of Dream Away-Siobhan worked out a comfortable first half in :59.1. She c...
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Cold KOs racing at Meadows, qualifiers at Mohawk

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
The Meadows has canceled racing on Friday due to extreme cold, with the temperature being reported at six below zero at 10 am, and the wind chill at minus 23.   The Meadows was scheduled to begin racing at 12:15 pm today. The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Thursday night that it was cancelling its slate of qualifying races scheduled for Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrac...
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Brennan off to big start at Big M in \'09

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
After winning 14 races over the last four nights, George Brennan will try to lengthen his lead in the Meadowlands driver standings this weekend. He has opened up to a nine-win lead over Brian Sears in the 2009 standings with 24 wins through January 15.   Brennan had his biggest weekend since returning from injury three months ago with a six-pack of wins last Friday and a grand slam on Satur...
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Janet Klark remains in coma

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
Janet Klark, who along with her husband John are well known in harness raicng through their involvement with the Christian Harness Horsemen\'s Association, remains in a coma from injuries suffered in an auto accident in December, when the Klarks were returning to their home in New Hampshire after attending the Breeders Crown championship night at the Meadowlands.   John took over as di...
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Brewer Adams appeals 27-month suspension in Delaware

on 01/16/2009 12:00 AM
As a result of three positives for buprenorphine at Dover Downs in November, Brewer Adams, the leading trainer by wins and purse earnings at Rockingham Park in 2008, has been given a suspension of 810 days and fined $9,000 by the Delaware Harness Racing Commission. Adams has appealed the rulings, which would have suspended him from Jan. 14, 2009 through April 3, 2011.   Adams, 33, received ...
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